Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Vilnius, Lithuania

Demonstration Alert

Location:  Vilnius – Gedimino Prospektas, Cathedral Square 

Event: The Restoration of Independence in Lithuania events will take place throughout the day on Friday, March 11 in downtown Vilnius.  At 12:30, a large march is planned from the parliament building to the cathedral. At 19:00, an open-air concert is planned in Cathedral Square.  Apart from celebrating the Restoration of Independence in Lithuania, the events are also meant to call for solidarity with Ukraine.  These events are expected to be orderly and peaceful; however, large groups of people are expected to participate.  

Actions to Take with Large Gatherings: 

  • Exercise caution if in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests 
  • Monitor local media for updates 
  • Be aware of your surroundings 
  • Keep a low profile 
  • Notify friends and family of your safety 
  • Always carry your passport and ID 

 U.S. citizens may monitor English-language Lithuanian media at the following: